reptile thieves may have again targeted Otago Peninsula. Two
Germans have been arrested and charged with being involved in
the illegal trade of jewelled geckos from the area.
Otago Regional Council general rates could be increased by
2.5% in the coming year - that would be the first increase in
the council's general rate in four years.
After having to deal with the fallout from Michael Swann's
fraud at the Otago District Health Board, snapping up one of
his vehicles at auction was all the sweeter for former
Dunedin man Grant Taylor.
Intrigued by manuka-smoked eggs and "blown away" by the
variety on offer at Dunedin's Otago Farmers Market, chef Al
Brown faced a dilemma when it came to deciding what to cook
for his latest television show.
While avian diphtheria hit some Otago Peninsula populations
of yellow-eyed penguins hard, overall the breeding season on
Otago's coast has been very positive, the Department of
Severe gale-force gusts were experienced along most of
coastal Otago yesterday.
Heavy rain in Central Otago last month set records, while in
Dunedin summer failed to happen and the city was considered
the coldest and wettest in the country.
The first of this season's Bluff oysters should be on sale in
Dunedin today, but supplies later in the week could be scarce
as forecast weather conditions are not ideal for fishing.
a stall at The Star Home Show in Dunedin this weekend
saved Christchurch woman Jasmine Keir from losing all her
art, as Tuesday's earthquake "trashed" her workshop.
Fantastic wood panelling and intricate plaster work are just
some of the advantages of moving into a historic building,
Dunedin pub owner Michael McCarrigan says.
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